Singing Vesper Sparrow in a Wasatch Mountain Canyon

2018-07-22T04:48:55+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Birds, Little Emigration Canyon, Summit County, Utah, Vesper Sparrows, Wasatch Mountains|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

For several weeks I repeatedly saw and heard a Vesper Sparrow in a canyon in the Wasatch Mountains and early in July I was able to take some decent images of it as it sang on a metal post.

Crappy Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron in Flight Photo

2018-07-21T07:22:21+00:00July 21st, 2018|Categories: Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Birds, Black-crowned Night Herons, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I've taken my share of crappy photos during the time I have been focused on photographing birds but this photo of a juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron crapping in flight may be the crappiest of them all.

Incredible Phalarope Migration Happening Now at the Great Salt Lake

2018-07-19T04:45:54+00:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Antelope Island State Park, Birds, Davis County, Red-necked Phalaropes, Utah, Wilson's Phalaropes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Red-necked and Wilson's Phalaropes have started their fall migration and one of the places where they gather in large numbers is the Great Salt Lake where they show up in the tens of thousands to feed and rest before continuing their journey.